Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann called for an intensified effort to share the gospel with Jews.
The Times of Israel: Bachmann, a former congresswoman from Minnesota who ran for the Republican presidential nod in 2012, was in Israel last week on a tour organized by the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group.
Toward the end of the week, she spoke on FRC President Tony Perkins’ radio program, Washington Watch, and discussed the meaning of the recent intensification of violence in Israel and the West Bank. She cast the violence as a signal of the return of Jesus, which would necessitate mass conversions.
“We recognize the shortness of the hour,” Bachmann said, “and that’s why we as a remnant want to be faithful in these days and do what it is that the Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us, to be faithful in the Kingdom and to help bring in as many as we can — even among the Jews — share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can because, again, He’s coming soon.”
Source: The Times of Israel
The word “conversion” is wrongly put on the messages of Michele Bachmann. “Conversion” is consideded to be a crime in Israel, and used by anti-missionary Orthodox Jews in a bid to stop people sharing the gospel.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
What Bachmann is saying, is that the gospel must be shared with Jews. That is in fact the very job evangelical Christians have been given by their Master.
Many evangelical Friends of Israel do not share the gospel with Jews. A Messianic Jew correctly said that this error is the most serious form of antisemitism. Because people who claim to know “god” do not feel the gospel has any relevance to the Jewish people. Their love for the Jewish people are wordily, and not rooted in the eternal perspective.
A Jew do not have to convert to Christianity to be saved. He just need to see that the Messiah has come once to Jerusalem, and is returning. That the Messiah has fulfilled the Torah, and paid for the sins of the World in full with His own blood.
A Jew who believe Yeshua is the Messiah, is still a Jew. He can continue to uphold the Sabbath, and keep on celebrating the feasts of the Bible. All of them of Jewish origin. The Messiah Him self was Jewish.
Written by Ivar